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Serial No. 114-48; Serial No. 114-79: An Examination of the Maritime Nuclear Smuggling Threat and Other Port Security and Smuggling Risks in the United States, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 7, 2016   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the July 7, 2016 hearing "An Examination of the Maritime Nuclear Smuggling Threat and Other Port Security and Smuggling Risks in the United States" held before the subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Chairman Duncan Hunter: "The subcommittee is meeting today to examine the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to prevent the smuggling of nuclear materials in U.S. ports and other port security risks. This hearing follows last year's hearing which examined the prevention and response to a dirty bomb at a U.S. port. And we had a classified hearing yesterday. We are going to make sure and skirt around those topics which we talked about yesterday and we are not going to talk about today in an open hearing. It seems clear that Islamic extremists aspire to carry out a radiological or nuclear attack, so this is a threat that we obviously need to take seriously. If anybody succeeds even once, the consequences would be catastrophic. To be prepared, we must ensure that we have the proper screening and response protocols in place. Today we will continue to review these efforts as well as the broader governmental efforts to reduce threats to our ports and our borders. I want to thank Chairwoman Martha McSally, who will be here momentarily, and the House Committee on Homeland Security for agreeing to explore this important topic in a joint hearing." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Admiral Linda L. Fagan, L. Wayne Brasure, Todd C. Owen, Anne Harrington, Jennifer A. Grover, Gregory H. Canavan, David A. Espie, and James H.I. Weakley.

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2016
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